Cromwell was established by gold miners, but now its treasure is stone fruit. Explore nearby ghost towns and soak up the tranquil lakeside scenery.
Located on the shores of Lake Dunstan, Cromwell has the appearance of a modern town, but its history stretches back to the gold rush days of the 1800s. Cromwell underwent a major transformation in the 1980s, when parts of the town were flooded (on purpose) during the construction of the Clyde Dam power station. The best of the town’s historic buildings were relocated to create ‘Old Cromwell Town’ – a feature attraction for visitors.
Today, Cromwell’s major industry is fruit growing – if you’re here over summer, roadside fruit stalls are a delicious temptation. Old gold mining sites include Bannockburn and Bendigo, where you’ll find ruins of miners’ cottages.
Functional facts: Approx. population 23600, i-SITE Visitor Centre, shopping centre.